Tag: Monitoring

Choosing the right devices for BYOD and CYOD

To make the most of your bring-your-own-device (BYOD) or choose-your-own-device (CYOD) program, employees need the right devices. Whatever smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices you choose, they must help boost mobile productivity, enable enterprise IT management and help maintain security.

But given the wide variety of device types, device vendors and operating systems available today, how do you make your selections? A few simple guidelines can get you started in the right direction.

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Software-Defined Data Centers: What Lies Ahead?

The “software-defined” term, applied as a modifier to data center, networks or storage, is growing in popularity. Software-defined solutions, like virtualization did before them, can allow for a great deal of flexibility and efficiency of shared resources. The potential is great, but of course, there are risks, too.

Art Meierdirk, an industry veteran, who has more than 35 years of telecommunications and data communications experience, said, “The software-defined data center is an environment in which all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service and the control of this datacenter is entirely automated by software.” There are multiple advantages to using this approach.

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Enterprise System Monitoring – Value versus Cost

For the last 8 months I’ve focused most of my customer facing efforts on Foglight accounts that use Foglight for Enterprise System Monitoring. I engaged these accounts in the acting role of Customer Success Manager and have been active on a weekly basis in that role for many of these accounts. The Enterprise classification simply means that a firm monitors one or more technologies, on more than 100 and up to tens-of-thousands of servers.

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Data Center Battery Monitoring Firm Canara Raises $4.25M

Canara, a provider of monitoring and predictive  analytics for data center backup power systems, has raised $4.25 million in equity. The round was provided by Columbia Capital and will be used to implement a strategic growth plan CEO Tom Mertz and chief business officer Steve Manos (both appointed recently) have put in place.

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Preventive Care: How Fit is Your IT Operation?

A Proactive Approach To Monitoring the Health of IT Can Help Maximize Efficiencies, Reduce Costs, and Enhance Customer Satisfaction   By Mike Morris, IT Director of Customer-1, NetApp   Any company that has gone from a startup to a global player knows the pains in keeping up with the infrastructure required to support large-scale

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Government Is Slow To Invest In Cybersecurity

Solution providers in the public sector discuss current cybersecurity threats. They demand increased awareness and funding, particularly in the U.S. government.

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Kaspersky Lab Set To Launch Federal Subsidiary To Go After U.S. Goverment IT Security Contracts

Kaspersky Lab set to unveil Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, a separate company that will bid for big U.S. government cybersecurity contracts.

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IO Gets Patent For Software-Defined Modular Data Centers

IO has been granted a new patent for the company’s software-defined modular data center. The patent defines the technology necessary for a modular data center with intelligent management, monitoring and control mechanisms.

The patent describes a modular data center which includes a network module and power module, which contains electronics equipment for conditioning and distributing power to the one or more data modules and the network module.

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How Intelligent Asset Management Directly Impacts Your Data Center ROI

There’s no way you can intelligently control your complex data center platform without some type of proactive monitoring solution. The distributed nature of the modern data center has created new types of demands around resource utilization and control.

Here’s the bottom line: As companies continue to absorb the flow of electronic data in astronomical quantities, greater attention is being paid to the infrastructure that holds the data and the escalating costs of its management.

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Top Five Functions Outsourced To Managed Services

In a new survey, managed service provider JDL Technologies found that more and more SMBs are turning to managed services for their IT needs, looking to solve a few challenges in particular. Take a look at the most popular reasons a SMB turns to an MSP for help.

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